Russian airstrikes hit the German embassy in Kyiv on Monday, German media Bild said. However, the building had not been used since the war broke out. According to Euro News, the visa office of the German Embassy was damaged.
Sergej Sumlenny, a Russian-born journalist now based in Berlin, tweeted about the attack.
“The building where the visa office of the German Embassy in Kyiv was located was hit by the Russians today. Any reaction from @Bundeskanzler @ABaerbock @BMVg_Bundeswehr? Maybe Leopards can be sent to check the situation on the ground? read the tweet.
The incident happened shortly after Germany condemned Russia’s attacks on Ukraine. Germany has been a strong supporter of Ukraine and was a prominent voice within the European Union which imposed economic sanctions on Russia following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Early Monday, Russia launched missile attacks across Ukraine. The bombardment was an apparent retaliation for an explosion at a key Crimean bridge which saw it damaged.
The biggest wave of strikes across Ukraine in months has killed at least five people in Kyiv and came hours before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s security council.
(With agency contributions)
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